Programs

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
War at Sea in the Age of Sail: The Campaign of Trafalgar with Evan Wilson What we now call the Trafalgar campaign took place over the spring and summer of 1805. French, Spanish, and British fleets raced back and forth across the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Orders flew from London and Madrid,... Read More
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  Author Jim Chevallier will join us to explain how a French national icon came to be. We "knead" to know! No, the French didn't always eat baguettes; nor was the baguette the first long narrow bread in France. A look at myths about the baguette, the history of long breads in general, how French... Read More
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Frederick Douglass in Newport Presented by Dr. John Rice Frederick Douglass arrived in Newport as a fugitive slave as early as 1838. Time and again, he would return to Newport from his home in New Bedford and stay with the Rices at 23 Thomas Street, a station on the Underground Railroad, while... Read More